Qualification details

SIS50510 - Diploma of Sport Coaching (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by SIS50512 - Diploma of Sport Coaching• Job role changed to high performance coach • Entry requirements added • Qualification packaging rules changed. Total number of units increased by 3 units: ◦ 2 units added to the core • New and updated unit codes and titles in core and electives • Imported units updated • Numerous units added to the electives. 05/Mar/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to SRS50206 - Diploma of Sport (Coaching) 06/Jun/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBADM502B - Manage meetingsManage meetings N/A
BSBITB501A - Establish and maintain a workgroup computer networkEstablish and maintain a workgroup computer network N/A
FNSACCT503B - Manage budgets and forecastsManage budgets and forecasts N/A
FNSACCT504B - Prepare financial reports for a reporting entityPrepare financial reports for a reporting entity N/A
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aid N/A
ICAU3126B - Use advanced features of computer applicationsUse advanced features of computer applications N/A
SISOEQO516A - Manage the education of horsesManage the education of horses N/A
SISSCGP306A - Customise coaching for special needs groupsCustomise coaching for special needs groups N/A
SISSCGP307A - Implement selection policiesImplement selection policies N/A
SISSCGP308A - Provide drugs in sport informationProvide drugs in sport information N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452300 Sports Coaches, Instructors And Officials 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993 Sportspersons, Coaches And Related Support Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Professional Sports 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sports Coach 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452300 Sports Coaches, Instructors And Officials 18/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993 Sportspersons, Coaches And Related Support Workers 18/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 18/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

The following additions have been made to General Electives:

  • SISSRGL511A Teach high performance Rugby League game skills

The following pre requisite units have been inserted into Groups:

  • Group A – Equestrian
  • SISOEQO409A Train and condition horses


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual intending to pursue a career as a coach at an international level. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include observing high performance athletes to determine the level of instruction required, and planning, conducting and evaluating high performance individualised and team training programs. Those with this qualification would also supervise practice sessions and provide in competition assistance to athletes which includes supporting their psychological preparation and conducting post competition analysis of both performance and strategy. Outcomes would vary depending on the specialisation chosen

Job roles 

The following is an indicative job role for this qualification

  • coach

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the sport industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


Communicating with high performance athletes to determine their specific needs and advise on competition strategy; liaising with high performance support staff; interpreting and explaining complex training and performance or competition data; clarifying instructions to athletes related to drugs in sport; documenting individualised and team high performance training programs.


Providing leadership to high performance support personnel during practice sessions; providing assistance where necessary to high performance athletes to maintain team harmony; collaborating with, and providing guidance to officials and sport personnel to achieve agreed goals; promoting compliance with legal obligations; supporting athletes with psychological preparation; recognising factors that may cause interpersonal relationship problems and assisting appropriately to avoid or overcome the identified problems.


Managing organisational risks; monitoring progress and determining modifications to high performance training programs; post competition analysis of performance and strategy to identify areas for improvement; dealing with injury or illness to high performance athletes; planning, strategy and resource allocation to design and deliver high performance training and recovery programs; observing high performance athletes and modifying level of instruction to accommodate individual situations.

Initiative and enterprise

Responding to change and demonstrating leadership in change management; engaging high performance athletes in contributing to sharing of knowledge; adjusting coaching techniques to differences in high performance athlete's individual circumstances; reflecting on own coaching practices for improvement; monitoring high performance programs for emerging risks and trends.

Planning and organising

Managing multiple tasks and resources simultaneously to coordinate high performance training programs and international competition schedules; collecting, recording and analysing information to provide efficient planning for high performance sport coaching; setting work priorities and scheduling individual and team activities to meet performance or competition targets and deadlines; developing and implementing selection policies; designing nutritional strategies to meet athletes needs; implementing and monitoring strength and conditioning programs for high performance athletes.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role within sports coaching and operating autonomously within limits of authority; critically reviewing own strengths and weaknesses; assessing feedback on own performance and determining strategies for improvement; accessing international sport coaching networks to regularly update knowledge and skills.


Identifying and accessing sources of research on high performance sport coaching and athlete performance enhancement; contributing to a learning environment through openly sharing knowledge and experiences; identifying and accessing internal and external professional development opportunities; critically evaluating high performance training programs; updating knowledge and skills to accommodate changes in sport coaching.


Understanding and utilising the operating capability of computer systems and software for high performance athlete development; assessing new technologies for suitability for own situation; using information technology to assist in communication and support management and planning functions.

Packaging Rules

20 units must be completed:

  • 13 core units
  • 7 elective units:
  • all the units in any one of Groups A to E
  • the remaining to make up the required 7 elective units from General electives; up to 3 of these remaining units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must first packaged at AQF level 4 or 5.

In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core  (13 )


Manage meetings


Establish and maintain a workgroup computer network


Apply first aid


Use advanced features of computer applications


Provide drugs in sport information


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques


Develop strength and conditioning programs


Implement high performance training programs


Determine needs of client populations


Promote compliance with laws and legal principles


Manage projects


Establish and maintain occupational health and safety systems


Manage organisational risk

Electives  (7 )

Group A  - Equestrian 


Demonstrate basic dressage, show jumping and cross-country riding


Teach the intermediate skills of riding over fences


Train and condition horses


Manage the education of horses

Group B  - Golf Professional 


Teach the advanced skills of professional golf


Teach the advanced tactics and strategies of professional golf


Fit and alter golf equipment


Develop and manage junior development programs in golf


Manage the structure and facilitation of golf competitions and tournaments


Manage on course golf retail operations

Group C  - Martial Arts 


Teach the high performance skills of martial arts

Group D  - Rugby League 


Teach Rugby League skills to a high performance level


Teach Rugby League tactics and strategies to a high performance level

Group E  - Swimming 


Teach the advanced skills of competitive swimming

General electives 


Customise coaching for special needs groups


Implement selection policies


Develop nutritional strategies


Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology


Establish selection policies


Develop volunteer management policies


Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance


Manage stock supply and purchase


Manage education initiatives


Use resources efficiently


Manage budgets and forecasts


Prepare financial reports for a reporting entity


Teach high performance Rugby League game skills